If you like to have fun, you need to see Peelander-Z live. You really do. I don't mean go to YouTube and watch some videos of them performing. You really need to be right there in the audience during one of their shows!
The colorful crew of rockers from Planet Peelander landed at Reggie's Music Joint in Chicago as part of a tour supporting their new release, "Space Vacation." I had the pleasure of talking to Peelander Yellow and Peelander Pink before and after the show. It was a happy reunion when they recognized me from my days of cashiering at Mitsuwa Marketplace. They are a fun and friendly bunch, and Yellow was not stingy with hugs!
Now I've heard from a quite a few people how the band interacts with the crowd during their performances, but what I experienced was far from what I had expected. We sang along to the songs. We played limbo. (Thank you Yellow for making sure I didn't get hit by the limbo stick!) We danced with a giant alien squid moving among us. Our out-of-this-world buddies even brought members of the audience up on stage and let them play their instruments!
Peelander-Z kept an amazing amount of energy throughout the show that radiated into the crowd. There was not a single dull moment! They plan on coming back to Chicago someday, so you and I better be ready for them!
If you'd like to see the photos that I was able to take during the show or want to keep up with the band, you can do so through the links posted below.
Photos from the show!
Thank you Reggie's Music Joint!
Thank you Peelander-Z!
We look forward to seeing you again soon!